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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Aug 15, 2008 6:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

donnie- do you know how to convert cassettes to cd? have lots of very low gen, hq stuff

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Poster: clashcity Date: Aug 15, 2008 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

Edsel has the process described exactly. However, I'd point out how time consuming it is to do this.

Figure on investing about 4-5 hours per show.

Not saying its not worth it, but if you want single tracks you have to go an split them up manually and export, etc... and it does become a pain in the arse.

Spent many late, late nights going cross-eyed doing this with Soundforge.

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Poster: snori Date: Aug 15, 2008 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

I've done this a couple of times, and you're right it is time consuming. I used the wave editor on Nero to mark the tracks which is quite easy. There is some satisfaction in the end, but it would have to be a damn fine copy of a show that's unavailable for dl or torrent before I'd do it again.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Aug 15, 2008 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

It does all depend on the level of exactness one wants to achieve, as well as the tools used to accomplish said goal.

First sets were always nice and easy due to tuning breaks between the songs, but then the 2nd sets were a bit tedious to breakout into individual tracks... especially the earlier years when the transitions would be less defined.

I am constantly impressed by the work of these folks out there "remixing"/upgrading shows. Must take a mighty amount of skill and a significant amount of patience. Quite impressive.

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Poster: secret8476 Date: Aug 15, 2008 7:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

yea its a shame i have about 300 cassette tapes worth of shows and nothin to do with em. If there's an easy way to transfer that stuff to CDR I would love to know as well.

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Poster: Edsel Date: Aug 15, 2008 7:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

You will need a recording program, something like Audacity, or similar, and a cable (left and right rca plugs on one end, and a 1/8" stereo plug on the other end....try radio shack, around 5 or 6 bucks) to connect your cassette deck to the line in input on your soundcard. Then it's just a matter of setting the levels, and playing the tapes.
Once you have recorded the cassette, you can break the wav into seperate tracks before burning to a CD.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Aug 15, 2008 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

I've used Recordpad to upload and slice cassette tracks, it's primitive but quick, and the record levels can be punched up a bit.

I imagine there's some primal Dead ('66-'70) out there that hasn't emerged or been converted yet.

I saw a schoolmate recording GD shows with a Panasonic mono deck with built-in condensor mike, on less crowded nights (Thursday, Sunday) at the Fillmore West (Carousel Ballroom) in 1970.

Sounds low-fi, but he actually got pretty good results.

And some of those shows aren't in circulation anywhere, or are seriously incomplete.

Don't know what became of the dude, maybe I could get his name from a 1969 or 1970 Lowell HS yearbook and go from there.

The mind reels...
think of the unknown archives that really would be worth the trouble to switch and slice...



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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 23, 2008 8:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

I can trade vols. of mid-sixties artists whose output was limited to a 45 7" single or 2, requiring at some distant date compilations of an archival nature to keep from being heard only by extreme researchers into the "lost" psychedelic and pop teasers (circa 1965 - 1976) which while often as not are fairly predictable, do include the occasional gem where the moment was caught on tape "live" in the studio, never to be recreated again in subsequent settings...
most of the artists in question were not well seasoned or insistant enough to be able to play anything other than standard rock and roll fare in concert (Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard... which at least got the kids dancing and well, that's show biz.)

BTW, I finally got my burner replaced and working pretty good with Nero 7 (already outdated since Nero 8 and 9 added more options and improvements, but for me the essential 7 is more than enough).
I can't recall the familiar handle of the generous GD forum person, that I'll finally be sending some of the obscure non-GD late '60s early '70s psych I've archived - as promised, to Design & Vision in Northboro, MA -

in gratitude for having sent me some Feb-March 1969 Fillmore West CDRs last year.

If your cups are full, may they be again my friends.

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